IT is not just large housing developments that threaten the natural beauty of Malvern.

It seems that almost every small green plot or space in the town is now up for grabs by greedy, opportunistic developers small or large.

The relaxation of planning laws means that anyone who wants to make a profit for themselves, regardless of damage to surrounding neighbourhoods, is more likely to win an appeal, despite being refused planning permission by Malvern Hills District Council's planning department.

We should all be aware of local planning applications and respond to them, where appropriate, by sending in objections – it is our right!

Monica Denham